timz
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Air New Zealand LGW-DFW-HNL-AKL?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 6:44 am

I was leafing thru the 12/88 North American OAG preparing the auction listing and I was surprised to see that TE's flight 1 was a weekly nonstop DFW to HNL. Even tho it's a North American OAG the itinerary section shows the full route: LGW-DFW-HNL-AKL. Anybody got an idea how long that lasted?

Incidentally, there were 14 airlines scheduled LAX-HNL then.
 
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RE: Air New Zealand LGW-DFW-HNL-AKL?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:07 am

TE = lithuanian airlines?
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RE: Air New Zealand LGW-DFW-HNL-AKL?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:14 am

Air New Zealand international flights used to use TE for their IATA code and NZ for their domestic.

Now they only use NZ for all flights
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RE: Air New Zealand LGW-DFW-HNL-AKL?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:20 am

Why would they have been using LGW? Don't they have the right to fly LHR-US?

In any case, a strange routing as I don't think AA had any agreement with NZ at the time. Hmmm...
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RE: Air New Zealand LGW-DFW-HNL-AKL?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:24 am

I actually remember when NZ flew to DFW. It was a brief period, only lasted for 6 months or so. They did not have LHR slots at the time.
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timz
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RE: Air New Zealand Code

Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:40 am

Quoting ThaiAggie (Reply 2):
Air New Zealand international flights used to use TE

They were originally TEAL-- Tasman Empire Air Lines (?).
 
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RE: Air New Zealand LGW-DFW-HNL-AKL?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:57 am

If I'm not mistaken, they also flew AKL-PPT-DFW-LGW for a period of time
 
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RE: Air New Zealand LGW-DFW-HNL-AKL?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:22 am

It started in late 87 as AKL-PPT-DFW-LGW weekly which lasted for about a year, and the in the last 6 months PPT was replaced by HNL.

Sure was an interesting routing at the time!